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  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781401299088
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 376
  • RRP: $52.99

Animal Man by Grant Morrison Book One



One of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison's earliest works took a forgotten, almost laughable DC Comics hero, Animal Man and reimagined him in a stunning, postmodern series chronicling his bizzare adventures as a second-rate super hero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas.

One of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison's earliest works took a forgotten, almost laughable DC Comics hero, Animal Man and reimagined him in a stunning, postmodern series chronicling his bizzare adventures as a second-rate super hero struggling with real-life issues and moral dilemmas.

From one of the greatest storytellers of his generation, Grant Morrison's Animal Man took a forgotten DC Comics character and reimagined him in a groundbreaking, postmodern series that redefined what was possible in superhero comics. Buddy Baker, a.k.a. "The Man with Animal Powers," is a second-rate superhero, devoted father, and animal activist. There isn't much money in the hero game, and with a wife and kids to support, Buddy soon finds himself torn between trying to make a living through traditional super-heroics and getting more deeply involved in the questionably legal world of animal rights activism. But in today's world with real-life issues, who really needs Animal Man's protection? Is it humankind or the animals? Or is it Buddy himself?

From the Eisner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison and Eisner Award-nominated artist Chaz Truog, with inker Doug Hazlewood, comes one of the author's earliest, now classic, works exploring the nature of reality itself through the lens of a down-on-his-luck family-man superhero.

This first of two new trade paperback editions collects Animal Man #1-13, the character's dimension-spanning creation tale from Secret Origins #39, an introduction by Grant Morrison, and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes artwork.

  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781401299088
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 376
  • RRP: $52.99

About the author

Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow in 1960. As a comics writer, he is renowned for his bold reinventions of existing superheroes and his own authored titles. He has had successful runs on Batman, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four and All Star Superman. His Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best-selling original graphic novel ever published. A documentary on his life and work, Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, was released in November 2010.

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